Still Me by Jojo Moyes

Still Me by Jojo Moyes

I read Me Before You much, much later than everyone else did. I am not one of those people who eschew from things because they are everywhere in popular culture; quite the opposite actually. With the first in Lou’s story I just missed everything. It was very different with After You which I have reviewed here. I read that in 2015 and re-reading my review I think I was very kind. Frankly I didn’t enjoy it. So when I managed to grab an advance copy of Still Me at the end of last year, I was very reticent about actually reading it. But read it I did.

WARNING: there are spoilers for both Me Before You and After You in this review.

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Outside the studio at Barry's SW1

Outside the studio at Barry’s SW1

I love Barry’s Bootcamp. And I love their Hell Week. This is my third Hell Week and you can read about the first round here I didn’t write about Round 2 which took place at the end of 2017 because that was when I wasn’t blogging at all. This time however I am back in love with blogging and writing. Amazingly with Round 3 I also wasn’t at all nervous possibly because there was so much other stuff happening in my life at the same time. Instead the fifth Monday of January rolled around and I made my way over to Barry’s new SW1 studio with a spring in my step.

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Force of Nature by Jane Harper

Force of Nature by Jane Harper

I am one of those very, very luck people who sometimes get books for free for review purposes. When I come home from work and see a parcel waiting for me I rip into it as if there is a time limit on its survivability. Any delay and the parcel will implode and be rendered useless. This particular parcel was non-descript (like they all are) but contained a book I was so excited about reading, that I did a little jig of happiness. Not only that, but it was signed. I might have died a little with joy.

A little over a year ago I reviewed Jane Harper’s The Dry and today I bring you a review of the sequel, Force of Nature.

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London Winter Run 2018 Medal

London Winter Run 2018 Medal

My first race of 2018 is done! And what an excellent one it was to start 2018 with. The Cancer Research London Winter Run is one I run every year – here is my race recap of the 2017 version. That was the day I hugged polar bears, ate a lot of Lindt, and went home crying because I got into a fight with a man who decided my legs were perfect to ram his pushchair against. I didn’t cry when telling him off but after – I was riding so high that day and he caused it all to crash down.

Well that took a down turn pretty quickly didn’t it? This year’s race thankfully didn’t end with tears of anger and frustration. It also didn’t end with tears of joy but a massive grin of happiness.

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Goal setting with lululemon

Goal setting with lululemon

New Years Resolutions are to me what running a marathon is to other people – something only those who want to fail do. I have through so much of my adult life believing this. Losing weight, being healthier, quitting smoking – why does everyone want to do all of these on January the 1st at the same time? Aren’t you just setting yourself up to fail?

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